Understand how rental property investment works

Find the right investment property for you. Here’s how to buy on Roofstock

See how buying a property works

Cash or Financing?

  • How much do you want to spend?
  • How much do you want to put down?
  • Are you financing or paying with cash?



Use custom filters to tailor your search by list price, desired return, location and more.

Sign up for alerts and be one of the first to get notified when a matching property becomes available.


Set up custom filters and alerts based on your investing criteria.

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Review details and learn more about the property.

  • Pictures, floor plans, 3-D tour, 3-D model, curb view
  • Property inspection & valuation, title report & insurance quote
  • Interactive tools for visualizing return and cost estimates


Make an Offer

Submitting an offer is free. When your offer is accepted, Roofstock charges a marketplace fee equal to 0.5% of the contract price or $500, whichever is higher. This fee helps cover our certification, underwriting and full-service transaction management services.

Open House

Get an early look at properties. New exclusive listings that hit our marketplace typically go through Open House. You can review and submit an offer during the first 24-hour period.

Get Pre-Approved

If you're financing your purchase, get pre-approved by a lender. Doing so will strengthen your offer as compared to similar offers without proof of funds. Learn more here.

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    Connect with providers

    During the closing period, we’ll help you finalize your partners for lending, insurance and property management.

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    Transact with ease

    Closing typically takes around 15 days if you’re paying cash on a pre-inspected property, and around 30 days otherwise.



Our service and transaction team guides you through escrow until the place is officially yours.


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